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|Searching for Mr. Right - Mitt Romney & Iowa's Steve King|
Well, now that Mitt Romney seems to have the Republican presidential nomination all wrapped up, it's on to his vice-presidential pick.
And since Romney has been struggling to prove that he's just as crazy as the Republican base wants him to be - Please, please, just elect him! He'll be anything you want! - you know it's going to be someone they'll like, someone who's crazy enough even for them.
John McCain had this same problem in 2008 and picked Sarah Palin. Who will Romney pick?
Palin ended up overshadowing McCain, which probably isn't something any politician wants. But Romney really, really wants to be president. He's already shown that he'll do whatever it takes, so at this point, I doubt if anything would bother him.
But you also need someone who's willing to hitch his star to Mitt Romney. At this point, that might be a bigger problem.
At any rate, I'd say it's certain to be a far-right loon. There's no way Romney will pick someone the base won't enthusiastically embrace. Steve King is certainly crazy enough. But there's no shortage of crazy in the GOP.